Recipe

Gaygels

Someone sent me  How to make Rainbow Bagels.

And then we found  What Jews wanna eat

So over excited, we made our own Rainbow Bagels,  and this is how we did it.FullSizeRender (3).jpg

It starts quite normally,that is, if you normally make your own bagels.

Add 2.5 teaspoons of least to about 200ml warm water, along with 2 tbs of sugar – we used golden caster sugar.

Leave it for a few minutes while it froths up.

Meanwhile, preferably in a Kitchen Aid, but otherwise in a big bowl, mix 500g of Strong White Flour with 2 teaspoons sea salt and a teaspoon of vegetable oil.

Then add the yeast mixture and start to combine. Add about 25oml warm water until it all comes together and make a nice dough. Keep working/ kneading for a good 10minutes FullSizeRender (11).jpguntil it is lovely and smooth.

Put it in an oiled bowl and leave to rise somewhere warm for an hour or so.FullSizeRender (2).jpg

When it has doubled in size. divide the dough into six equal parts.

Put on Rubber Gloves.

Turn your oven on to the highest.

Line a couple of baking trays with baking parchment.

Drop a fair amount of neon food colour – we use Americolor Electric -into the centre of each mound of dough.

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FullSizeRender (5).jpgThen work them one at a time until the colour has really got into all the dough. It seems lighter colours work the easiest, but keep at it. Don’t pull it apart; just keep folding it in on itself.

Suggest you rinse your gloves between each colour. And make sure the gloves don’t split. Its not a great look.

When you have six beautiful coloured piles take them one at a time and roll them out. Use flour on your rolling pin and cover the dough that is waiting so it doesn’t go dry.

FullSizeRender (1).jpgTry and follow the colours of the rainbow  –  Yellow and Pink and Blue, Orange And Purple and Green (we didn’t actually have red).

Then slice across your layers, and take a piece to make a little sausage. You twist it once, twice, three times and then form a ring.

Meanwhile, get a big pan of water on the boil.

You should get about 6-8 rings from the batch. Leave them for 15 minutes to prove a bit. They won’t get huge, but they will have a bit of fluffiness.

Then drip them into the boiling water. 3-4 at a time. Remove with a slotted spoon after 30 secs and drop onto prepared baking tray. they will be nice and shiny.

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Leave to setle and dry for a few minutes and then bake , very high, for 20 minutes.

While they cool down, start on your achingly sweet shmear.

Beat together 100ml unsalted butter, 300g of cream cheese, 300g of icing sugar, and a splash of vanilla altogether.

Put in the fridge until you are ready to Rainbow Bagel.

Cut your bagel in half and be amazed at how it looks inside.

Smear your shmear over half and sprinkle rainbow sprinkles. Sandwich together, and enjoy half cake, half bun, all Gaygel.

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